The Cleveland Cavaliers returned to the winning track Wednesday as they outlasted the Minnesota Timberwolves in overtime, 140-138. Franchise superstar LeBron James led the way for the Cavaliers with a triple-double performance. The "King" tallied 37 points (which included the game-winner), 10 rebounds, and 15 assists. He also had a steal and a block.

LeBron James received ample help in the victory, especially on offense, as six other players finished with double-figures. J.R. Smith had 20 points, and Tristan Thompson had 17. Kyle Korver topped all reserves with his 14 points.

Isaiah Thomas and Jeff Green contributed 16 points each. Jae Crowder also had 10 points for the Cavaliers. However, none of them caught the attention of Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue, who spoke about the X factor that helped them capture their 31st win this season.

Rookie wonder

Following the contest, Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue stated that he should find more minutes for rookie Cedi Osman. Lue was impressed with Osman's performance versus the Minnesota Timberwolves. The 22-year-old thrived when the one-time champion coach used him together with LeBron James and Jeff Green.

Lue said Osman is versatile on defense and is also capable of executing plays on the offensive end. "For a rookie, he really understands how to play the game, and we have to find minutes for him," the Cavaliers coach claimed per ESPN.

Even LeBron was impressed with Osman. James believes that he, Osman and Green provide energy, something the Cavaliers badly need at the moment. Osman finished with nine points, four rebounds, and one steal, though he had a plus-minus rating of plus-7, tied with Kyle Korver for the team-best.

Potential consequence

Unfortunately, the rise of Cleveland Cavaliers rookie Cedi Osman may be costly for other players on the roster.

If Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue utilizes Osman more, ESPN suggested that veterans like Kyle Korver, Derrick Rose, Iman Shumpert, and Dwyane Wade could lose minutes. But right now, Lue and the Cavaliers will likely do whatever it takes just for them to regain their winning culture and improve their chances of keeping LeBron James.

LeBron might leave in the summer, especially with a player option in his contract for 2018. Several organizations were linked to the 33-year-old, including the Los Angeles Lakers, San Antonio Spurs, and the Houston Rockets.